For customers living in San Diego's East County, Marechiaro’s offers delicious and affordable Italian cuisine. This family-owned and -operated pizzeria has been doing business for more than 50 years in their location at 14120 Olde Highway 80.
Even though their location is on the very edge of town, right as you enter the foothills east of the city, you’ll usually find this restaurant packed come dinner time. It’s a local favourite, with many customers visiting the establishment for decades, and for good reason – the food is awesome, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Even though Marechiaro’s offers a casual dining experience, the restaurant’s beautiful décor and low lighting provide an atmosphere suitable to any fine-dining setting.
There’s a gaming room off to the side in back of the restaurant, which makes it a perfect family setting. You can bring your kids there to have a good time, but if you’re attending the restaurant with friends or a date, you don’t have to worry about the noise interfering with your dinner. As a family-operated business, it’s a very personable location with friendly waiters and fast service. You can eat in or you can order takeout.
Small pizzas start out at just $11.00, while most of the large single-topping pizzas on the menu are $17.00. You can choose from Mozzarella Cheese, Provolone Cheese, Ham, Meatball, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushroom, Pepperoni and Mushroom, Italian Sausage and Pepperoni or Mushrooms, The Works, Pepperoni and Meatball, Vegetarian, or Canadian Bacon. There are also a number of specialty pizzas on the menu including White Pizza, Polynesian, Benedetto’s Favorite, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Anna Maria’s Sicilian Pizza, Basillico Pommodoro Pizza, Chicken Alfredo, and Sharyn’s Favorite. You can add additional items to your pizza including onions, black olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, pineapple, artichokes, pesto, jalapeno, pepperoncini, anchovies, thick crust or extra cheese.
All of the ingredients are fresh and delicious, and the crust is always cooked through for a perfect taste and texture. While Marechiaro’s is principally a pizza restaurant, you can also choose from a number of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and Italian dinner entrees. Dinner entrees are fine Italian cuisine such as Veal Parmigiana, Eggplant Parmigiana, Shrimp Risotto, Chicken Marsala, and Chicken Pesto.
Marechiaro’s is anything but fast food, but the prices aren’t much higher than those you’ll find at a typical fast food establishment for pizzas and subs (the dinner entrees are more expensive). Nor is the experience like that of a fast food establishment—this is a thoroughly pleasant location to eat out, and it’s located conveniently close to the on ramp to I-8 and beautiful Lake Jennings Park. You can be assured your pizza will always be served to you piping hot, and that includes if you order takeout.
On the restaurant’s website you’ll usually find some great coupons which you can use to save even more money. So if you’re located in East County and you want a superior pizza at a superior price, give it a try.
854 North 2nd Street El Cajon, CA 92021
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